Rotterdam + The Southwest Netherlands

Tips and Articles in Rotterdam + The Southwest Netherlands

Day 1: Amsterdam to the Hague (40 miles) Set out from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, following the signs for the A2 to Utrecht. The passing countryside (dikes; pitched-roof farmhouses; windmills) bears a striking resemblance to those Jacob van Ru...
YEOHLEE TENG, Fashion DesignerI travel all over. This year I've been to Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Paris, throughout the States, and to Malaysia (where I was born). When I'm in town I tend not to carry bags, and I like to travel without a lot of l...
In Madurodam, a miniature Dutch town located in the Hague, everything is one twenty-fifth its normal size—but as a model of energy efficiency for the rest of the world, this theme park is huge. In honor of Madurodam's 50th birthday last year, Shel...
If Claude and Livine de Beyter weren't so busy being first-class hoteliers, the Belgian government might consider putting them on the payroll as guardians of state secrets. Just look at how successful the couple have been at keeping their Hostelle...
In the middle of Rotterdam stands a man without a heart. His arms are flung toward the sky, as if in supplication to the gods. The official title of this wounded figure, sculpted in 1951 by Ossip Zadkine, is The Destroyed City. Rotterdammers call ...
Europe's major metro areas have come up with some splashy ways to sightsee (and beat the traffic) that are just as enjoyable in the winter as they are in the summer. LONDON The Tate to Tate boat (44-207/887-8888; www.tate.org.uk; $7.50 for a day ...
SLEEP Housed in the iconic brick building that was once the head office of the HollandAmerica line, Hotel New York (1 Koninginnenhoofd; 3110/ 4390500;hotelnewyork.nl; doubles from $309) has 72 loftlike guest rooms and a lively waterfront oyster b...
One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear transplanted from afar, and in fact the design was inspired by mosques in Cairo and Dubai. At a rece...